Acid Reflux medications have been increasing in sales over the years however have been linked to many problems. Millions of people now take prilosec or nexium for even mild heartburn. These proton pump inhibitors have been linked to a rising risk for a number of serious health issues, such as chronic kidney disease, pneumonia, dementia, osteoporosis, hip fractures, heart disease, and heart attacks. All of these severe risks while the solution is often as simple as avoiding processed foods and eating real whole foods, which are not as acidic on the gut. Some supplements have been found to help as well. In our office we have had many people take aloe vera juice to successfully help their acid reflux.
The gel and the lining of the aloe vera leaf can be made into a juice, which is taken orally, and has been used to treat acid reflux, constipation and a myriad of other medical symptoms. Aloe vera contains many nutrients and is thought to have many healing properties. Aloe vera benefits are far-reaching and the plant is approved by the FDA as a flavor additive to foods, and is considered safe for consumption.
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